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It’s always nice to know the “rules of the road” when you relocate. At TXU Energy, we want you to be safe when you’re out and about. We’ve compiled some Texas State laws that you should be aware of when you move to the Lone Star State.

Just Moved to Texas?  You’ve Got 30 Days to Get Registered
Getting “legal” according to Texas state laws is a three-step process. Just take each step, one at a time and in the following order:

  1. Apply for a Texas driver’s license. Make an appointment at The Texas Department of Public Safety or call 512-424-2600.

  2. Get your car or truck inspected. Take your vehicle to a state inspection station. You’ll find them at many mechanic shops and oil change locations as well as independent inspection stations around the state. Bring your Texas driver’s license and proof of insurance.

  3. Get your Texas vehicle registration sticker and license plates. You can get these at your county tax assessor-collector’s office by showing proof of ownership, such as registration or title from your previous home state. Again, you’ll need to bring proof of insurance.

A Few More Things Before You Hit the Road. 
You’ve got your driver’s license and your car is insured, inspected, and registered. Before you head out, take a moment to acquaint yourself with a few important Texas state laws:

In the car, you must secure a child under eight years of age in a child passenger safety seat system, and according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Texas also recommends following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ child restraint recommendations.

On your motorcycle, Texas state law requires that if you drive or ride on a motorcycle in Texas, you must wear a helmet. However, persons at least 21 years old are exempt from wearing a helmet if they have completed a DPS approved motorcycle operator training course or are covered by an applicable health insurance plan.

Knowing the basics of Texas state law is the responsible thing to do. When it comes to knowing the lay of the land, go with the energy provider who has deep Texas roots: TXU Energy. Our straightforward rates and innovative products are designed for the way our customers live.